Sunday, May 31, 2009

The OCL Design Team Blog Hop!

It's June! Can you believe it? May just FLEW by. I've got a ton of new, fun, exciting things to tell you. I'm sorry this got kinda long, but if you read the entire post, thank you! I appreciate all of you who visit, and comment and email. I hope you can hop around with us today and visit Our Craft Lounge's official Design Team.

Joy and I really weren't so sure we'd ever have a design team for OCL. We have so many amazing friends, who also happen to be the most brilliant stampers EVER... so how do you narrow it down to just a few? It's impossible right? It is impossible. But, we were fortunate to have a small group of good friends who have been helping us all along. They've helped us make samples, they help us with ideas, they help us with sentiments, they help us laugh and stay sane on days when things felt overwhelming. One of these sweet friends, is going to coordinate an official design team for Our Craft Lounge. Let me tell you, she has done an AMAZING job. Please help me welcome our DT Coordinator, Kendra Wietstock! I aspire to your organizational skills my friend!

Before I announce the team, I'd like to send out a special thanks to a couple of friends who, although they are not on the official DT, they have helped and will continue to support us behind the scenes, even if life is keeping them too busy to commit to DT requirements. Bev Barton, who is one of my dearest friends... and one of the funniest people I know, has named many of our sets. She can come up with a whole page of really great names when we can't think of a thing. Lisa Zappa... who is the sentiment queen, is just all around amazing and brilliant in all that she does. Lisa can whip out cards like a machine baby! And, last but not least, my sweet friend Nancy Morgan, who is one of the most talented stampers I know. Her and her daughter Megan have helped me on many occasions come up and make samples. Her cards ALWAYS make my jaw drop. So... I know you will recognize these names, since you've seen them in our hops and give aways. Without further rambling, please welcome (and visit today to see great new projects) the OCL Design Team:

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Carol Halvorson
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lila Holgate
Pam Hooten
Valerie Stangle

I know they will keep you inspired! We feel blessed to have you girls! Thanks for all your help!

There are more fun things to come soon. My friend Lila Holgate is working on the OCL blog, and if you signed up for our newsletters, she is the master mind behind those! My friend Heather McNally is organizing a OCL swap and the monthly sketch challenge over in the OCL forums. You can head over and sign up now! My friend Kisa Peters is helping me do local classes and make and takes. Those events are also posted in the forums. We are also featuring a Spotlight Set of the Week! This will be hosted in the forums until the OCL blog is up and running.

I think I covered it all. It was a crazy busy weekend, and I'm not ready for June yet. I'll be back later today to share a little project using the Stamp Set of the Week! :)

One more big thank you to you, and your support! Joy, Kimberly and I appreciate your business, your friendship, and your passion for paper crafts! :)


Kisa Peters said...

Cami! YOU are AWESOME! You are loved by many girl! And you know why? Cuz you have such a big heart yourself.....HUGS!!!

Debbie Corbari said...

Kisa is sooooo right babe! You are completely FABULOUS inside and out. CONGRATS on the Fab DT you put together BABE! What ROCKSTARS!

Kendra said...

Love ya babe! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Cami, I am just HONORED to be on your team! Thank you so much for this opportunity! HUGS!

Pam said...

Cami, I'm honored to be here with you and this talented bunch of ladies! Love ya sweetie!!

Debbi T said...

Congratulations on your continued successes and on the announcement of your team!

You go girlfriend! And always remember who loves ya, baby.....

Amber (bambi64) said...

So I'm a little late! Thanks for putting me on the team. Hope I can keep you smiling and laughing! :)